Paul R. Brass (University of Washington)
submitted: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 17:26:53 -0500
Paul R. Brass
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
and South Asian Studies
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA
Description of work (lifted from webpage 10/22/04):
PAUL R. BRASS is Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science and
International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has
published numerous books and articles on comparative and South Asian
politics, ethnic politics, and collective violence.
His work has been based on extensive field research in India during
numerous visits since 1961. His most recent books are The Production of
Hindu-Muslim Violence in Contemporary India (2003), Theft of an Idol: Text
and Context in the Representation of Collective Violence (1997); Riots and
Pogroms (1996); and The Politics of India Since Independence, 2nd ed.
2003: The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence in Contemporary India.
Seattle: University of Washington Press. Pp. 476
2002: Competing Nationalisms in South Asia: Essays for Asghar Ali
Engineer. Ed. with Achin Vanaik. Hyderabad: Orient Longman.
1997: Theft of an Idol: Text and Context in the Representation of
Collective Violence. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Pp. 298
1996: Riots and Pogroms. London and New York: Macmillan and NYU Press. Pp.
1994: The Politics of India Since Independence, 2nd edition, vol. iv:i of
the New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
1991: Ethnicity and Nationalism: Theory and
Comparison. New Delhi and Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Pp. 358.
1990: The Politics of India Since Independence,
vol. iv:i of the New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press. Pp. 357
1987: The Indian National Congress and Indian Society, 1885-1985:
Ideology, Social Structure, and Political Dominance (with Francis
Robinson). New Delhi: Chanakya Press. Pp. 480.
1985: Ethnic Groups and the State. London: Croom Helm. Pp. 341.
1985: Caste, Faction, and Party in Indian Politics, Vol. II: Election
Studies. New Delhi: Chanakya Press. Pp. 325.
1984: Caste, Faction, and Party in Indian Politics, Vol. I: Faction and
Party. New Delhi: Chanakya Press. Pp. 339.
1982: Science, Politics, and the Agricultural Revolution in Asia (with
Robert S. Anderson, Edwin Levy, and Barrie M. Morrison). Boulder, Colo.:
Westview Press. 512 pp.
1974: Language, Religion, and Politics in North India. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1974. 467 pp.
1973: Radical Politics in South Asia (with Marcus Franda). Cambridge: The
MIT Press. 449 pp.
1965: Factional Politics in an Indian State: The Congress Party in Uttar
Pradesh. Berkeley, University of California. 262 pp.
2004: "Elite interests, popular passions, and social power in the language
politics of India," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 27 (No. 3) May 2004,
2004: "Muslims in Hindu Nationalist India," Center Conversations (April
2003: "The Partition of India and Retributive Genocide in the Punjab,
1946-47: Means, Methods, and Purposes," Journal of Genocide Research
(2003), 5(1), 71-101.
2003: "Review Article: Rulers of India," Economic Development and Cultural
Change, 51: 2 (January 2003), 523-28.
2002: "India, Myron Weiner, and the Political Science of Development,"
Economic and Political Weekly, XXXVII, No. 29 (July 20-26, 2002), 3026-40.
2000: "The Strong State and the Fear of Disorder," in Francine R. Frankel,
et al. (eds.), Transforming India: Social and Political Dynamics of
Democracy (New Delhi: Oxford University Press). Pp. 60-88
1984: "National Power and Local Politics in India: A Twenty-Year
Perspective," Modern Asian Studies, XVIII, No. 1 (February, 1984), 89-118.
1968: "Coalition Politics in North India," The American Political Science
Review, LXII (December, 1968), 1174-1191.
2003: "The World's Largest Hypocrisies"; Review of The Maverick Republic:
Thirty Years of Coverage by Jawid Laiq; Roli Books, New Delhi, 2000.
2004: Riots, Pogroms, and Genocide in Contemporary India: From Partition
to the Present.